Body of ‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera found in California lake, sheriff says

UNTV News   •   July 14, 2020   •   296

A body recovered from a lake in California is that of missing “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, officials said on Monday (July 13).

“We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub told a news conference on the shore of Lake Piru near Los Angeles.

Her body was recovered near the surface of the water in an area where the boat had gone missing that was 35 to 60 feet deep (11-18 m) and with heavy brush and trees underwater, Ayub said.

He said Rivera’s family had been informed and the body had been taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and formal identification by dental records.

Rivera, 33, was presumed drowned after going missing on Wednesday (July 8). She had rented a boat on Lake Piru with her four-year-old son, Josey, who was found unharmed.

Rivera’s son, discovered alone and sleeping, told authorities he and his mother had both gone swimming in the lake, a recreational reservoir about 50 miles (80.47 km) north of downtown Los Angeles.

“There is no indication this was foul play and no indication this was a suicide,” Ayub said.

Ayub said it was not clear what happened but that Rivera’s son had told investigators his mother pushed him back into the boat but did not get back in herself.

Rivera was not wearing a life vest.

“Glee” has had its fair share of tragedies with actor Cory Monteith, who played football player Finn on the show, dying of a drug overdose in 2013, and Mark Salling, who played Puck, committing suicide in 2018 after he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. (Reuters)

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‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera missing at California lake, authorities say

UNTV News   •   July 10, 2020

Actress Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez in the hit TV musical show “Glee,” was missing feared drowned on Wednesday (July 8) at Lake Piru, California, authorities said.

Ventura County Sheriff’s office said late on Wednesday it had identified the missing person as Naya Rivera and a search and rescue operation would continue in the morning.

Rivera, 33, had rented a boat in the early afternoon along with her four-year-old son, NBC reported.

Her child was found alone in the boat about three hours later by an another boater, but was said to be unharmed.

The child told investigators that he and his mother were swimming, but his mother never got back into the boat. (Reuters)

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Glee star Cory Monteith, natagpuang patay sa isang hotel sa Canada

admin   •   July 15, 2013

FILE PHOTO: Actor Cory Monteith arrives at the ''Do Something Awards'' in Santa Monica, California August 19, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Files

FILE PHOTO: Actor Cory Monteith arrives at the ”Do Something Awards” in Santa Monica, California August 19, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Files

Estados Unidos – Natagpuang patay sa loob ng isang hotel sa Vancouver, Canada ang Hollywood actor na si Cory Monteith.

Siya ang gumanap sa karakter ni Finn Hudson sa sikat na television series na “Glee”.

Ayon sa pulisya, natagpuang patay ang 31 anyos na aktor noong Sabado, sa loob ng kanyang nire-rentahang kwarto.

Walang nakitang indikasyon ng foul play, at patuloy pang inaalam ang sanhi ng pagkamatay ng aktor.

Nabatid na nag-check in si Monteith sa hotel noong Hulyo 6 at nakatakda nang mag-checkout nang araw na matagpuan ang kanyang labi.

Samantala, nagpaabot na ng pakikiramay ang pamunuan ng programang ‘Glee’ sa naulilang pamilya ng aktor.

Nitong Abril, napaulat na pumasok sa isang rehabilitation facility si Monteith dahil sa substance addiction. (UNTV News)


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